Category Archives: Educational Opportunities

Registration Open for Educational Program

The Missouri Travel Council’s next educational workshop, Developing a Winning Sales Marketing Plan, is set 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. May 18 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Cost is $45 for members and $60 non-members. Lunch is included. In the morning session, Dan Lennon, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, will lead a select […]
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Workshop on Arts and Cultural Heritage Tourism set for May 12

A workshop with curriculum developed by University of Missouri Extension will be presented from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. The workshop is a hands-on training to pilot Arts and Cultural Heritage Tourism curriculum to be released by the University of […]
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‘Meetings Today’ Offers Free Webinars

Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a good start! Here is a list of free webinars available through “Meetings Today” to help make your year brighter. A variety of topics are offered, including budgeting, technology, sales and more. 
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Partner Training Seminar a Success

Nearly 100 people attended the CVB’s Connect SGF Partner Training seminar Jan. 5, which included training on the new partner extranet, a research presentation and a program about TripAdvisor. Those who attended can click here for a link to a short survey about the program. The extranet – Connect SGF –  went live Jan. 4 […]
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TripAdvisor Rankings Added to CVB Website

A small TripAdvisor review widget will be added to all partner listings on SpringfieldMO.org. The review widget shows the overall TripAdvisor ranking for the business with a link to the partner’s TripAdvisor profile page. A sample of the widget is shown here:  The Convention & Visitors Bureau has received several requests from partners and visitors […]
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CVB Offers Training Sessions for Partners Jan. 5

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a training seminar for its partners from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Bill Foster North and South rooms at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Sessions will include training on the CVB’s extranet for hotels, attractions, restaurants and retailers. Topics will include how to log in, […]
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News You Can Use About Group Sales

Trade journals, blogs and other online sources provide great information that can assist with group sales and convention services. Here are a couple recent articles providing valuable information about making sure Wi-Fi is working properly during group events. “6 Tips for Getting the Wi-Fi You Need” – Intel’s senior manager for corporate event technology offers […]
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Discover SGF Adds Video Highlighting Importance of Diversity & Inclusion

The Discover SGF program continues to expand with the addition of the 10th video in the series. The most recent video, produced in cooperation with the Division of Diversity & Inclusion at Missouri State University, tackles the important topic of diversity and inclusion and the important role it plays in a healthy economy and quality […]
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Learn About Obtaining Meeting Professional Certification Oct. 18

CVB sales manager Lisa Perez will host an informational meeting about obtaining a certified meeting professional designation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the CVB offices, 815 E. St. Louis St. in the ground floor of the parking garage. Perez, who obtained her CMP in 2011 will tell you everything you want to know about […]
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